Sónar Reykjavík

The term ‘metropolitan festival’ is often a synonym for ‘multiple physically and stylistically disparate club venues temporarily united under a largely meaningless banner.’ Contrary to this trend is Iceland’s edition of Sónar Festival, whose...

In Conversation with Flora and Josh from Samphire Festival

There isn’t a great deal of orthodoxy in the story of how Samphire Festival came to be. Founded last year by Flora Blathwayt and Josh Beauchamp – both romantic partners and total newcomers to...


Eye of the Storm – a look at the Event Safety Alliance’s Severe Weather...

This article was first published in the spring issue of Protocol Magazine, and was written by the Event Safety Alliance's Director of Operations, Jacob Worek. 'The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch...

Mojo Barriers at BoomTown Fair

Hampshire’s Matterley Estate once again played host to the fully immersive BoomTown Fair from August 11 - 14, which this year welcomed an increased capacity of 60,000 music lovers and saw the addition of...

The European Festival Awards shortlists

The European Festival Awards – set to take place on January 11 2017 in Groningen, The Netherlands – has revealed the shortlists for its eighth edition. An illustrious celebration of the continent’s most vibrant...

An Interview with Brandkiss

For the last seven years, the London-based affinity marketing agency Brandkiss has partnered tourist boards with renowned consumer brands for targeted, cross-promotional national campaigns. Having executed hundreds of campaigns for high-profile brands in various...

John Lewis at OnRoundhay

Forged in a partnership between veteran promoter Harvey Goldsmith and department store brand John Lewis, OnBlackheath Festival launched in 2014 to significant fanfare and made the shortlist for the UK Festival Awards' Best New...

Lovebox

Lovebox celebrated its 12th year as a two-day festival at London's Victoria Park this July, and featured performances from the newly reunited LCD Soundsystem, Australian electronica sensation Chet Faker, and hip-hop super duo Run...

An Interview with Wild Rumpus

Perhaps most renowned for producing the award-winning family-oriented Just So Festival, Wild Rumpus is a not-for-profit arts organisation that also manages the Northern Festivals Network and is responsible for The Lost Carnival, Day at...

Boardmasters

In its grand return to two of Newquay’s most idyllic locations from August 9 – 13, Boardmasters’ 12th edition continued to establish the festival as the UK’s preeminent celebration of surf lifestyle and music....